User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.8 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.8 The xml contains a few html elements we want to copy into the result tree. This can be done with <xsl:copy-of select="."/>, but doing so causes all formatting to disappear in Mozilla/Firefox. It's as if only the text nodes come through, not the element tags and attributes. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. open test-copy-of.xml 2. open test-copy-of.html Actual Results: step 1: formatting and style information has disappeared step 2: looks OK Expected Results: both should display the same see URL
Without having looked at the testcase I can almost promice this is INVALID. If you are creating XHTML output you need to make sure all elements are in the XHTML namespace. If they are not then they will be treated like plain XML elements with no HTML semantics or formatting at all. Note that IE treats everything as HTML and ignores namespaces compleatly. Which is why it "works" in IE.
Oh, I forgot to say that xsl:copy-of copies both name and namespace. So the created element will have the same namespace in the output document as it has in the source XML document (which I would guess is the null-namespace in your case)
(wow that's a quick answer) but... OK that IE treats everything as HTML, but what about Saxon? btw. I have tried to solve this by separating namespaces but to no avail
also... if this would be a namespace issue, how come then that my "workaround" works? (building a copy 'manually', resulting in just normal <p> elements (not <html:p> or whatever - but it works)
Saxon seems to do the same thing we do. Look at the namespaces generated, those p-tags are not in the xhtml namespace. However since you save the file as HTML it gets passed through the html-parser which treats everything as HTML and doesn't know anything about namespace (which is correct). I don't see where you use the "workaround", but if you are creating elements using either normal <p> or using <xsl:element name="name(.)"> then you'll get the namespace from the stylesheet. However this is not the forum for generic XSLT questions. Use some mailing list or newsgroup for that. I'd suggest the one at http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list/index.html
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Of course, the simple solution is that you create HTML rather then XHTML. That'll probably save you a lot of other headaches too.
Thanks, you were right it was a namespace error. The problem is fixed by putting the xhtml elements inside a <div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">. One small problem still, but that is another issue: the blue background only appears on the left and right side, but not on top or bottom. This can be solved by adding the background style to the <html> element, like: <html xmlns=... style="background: #006; color: white;"> <head>...</head> <body style="background: #006; color: white;"> ... </body> </html>
... which is not a problem, but a feature. XHTML does not have the infamous body-fixup rule, which HTML has. Works as designed.
Verifying per reporters comment
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
*** Bug 296003 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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